Solar Powered School in Hong Kong


One can jam solar panels onto a roof, or one can integrate them into a building in an attractive and useful manner. At the Ma Wan School in Hong Kong, the roofs have been pumping out kilowatts since 2004 and also acting as a sunshade, creating shadow and comfort on the top floor and over the atria. It has not generated as many KwHr as the simulations projected, but since opening it has supplied 72,753.464 KwHr, which you can see online on a very slow loading website that monitors performance of the building. Developed as a prototype to "understand local solar energy resources, promote school PV installations and determine the value to HK of wide-scale PV applications" ::Ma Wan School Project via ::the Sietch

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